Total darkness: Country-wide blackout in Bangladesh

A general view shows Dhaka during a power blackout on November 1, 2014 (AFP Photo / Munir uz Zaman)

While the U.S. is far from Bangladesh, our nation could experience a similar type of grid failure the South Asian country had early this November. On November 2, a transmission line carrying electricty into Bangladesh failed on the India side of the neighboring countries borders. Homes, businesses and hospitals were all affected by the blackout. There is no estimated time for the power to come back on.

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